Skip to main content

Pattern Review Wardrobe Contest entries

Pattern Review contest has now ended and voting is underway. I ended up making all the collages to show the various wearing opportunities. My entry is here if you wish to take a look. Links in this blog post lead you to my pattern reviews on

"This is my entry for the 2018 wardrobe contest. It is my first time entering the contest at Pattern Review. I decided to make a vacation capsule for my upcoming beachy vacation in June. My hope was to have a few mix and match pieces that I can wear on vacations and travel light. Having to enter the contest meant that I have sewn and photographed everything, and I am now ready way in advance. 

My contest entries are as follows - 
Bottoms - 
McCall 7606 Skirt I love the petal shaped skirt. They are so in style right now. This was the first item I made for this contest and then later decided to add a matching top. The top and skirt together give off the look of a wrap dress and I LOVE it!

Simplicity 1887 Shorts This shorts came out cute, however, I dislike how wrinkly the fabric is. I also need to learn to do a proper bow. I do love the style, fit and the color of the shorts so I will keep it in the wardrobe. 

Tops - 
Closet Case NettieI modified the sleeves to have the gathering and love it so much! It is so fun!

Knot your Average top by 5 out of 4 patternsThis top looks more complex to make than it really is. It comes together in no time! 

Rad Patterns Unicorn dress hacked as top I have made the Unicorn dress before and was wanting to hack it into a top later. I thought it would look great as a matching item with the skirt, and I also love it with the shorts. It is one of my favorite tops now!

Topper - 

Designer Stitch Willow Kimono A lace kimono is just what I wanted for vacation capsule. I remember wanting one of these on the last vacation and decided it would round out the outfits perfectly.

ALL of the patterns and fabrics were from my stash!! I did not need to buy anything other than muslin fabric for the shorts! How awesome is that? I look forward to all the contest entries. Thanks for reading this review! "

McCall Skirt, Rad Patterns Unicorn top, Willow Kimono

Simplicity Shorts, Closet Case Nettie top, Designer Stitch Willow Kimono

Simplicity Shorts, Rad Patterns Unicorn top, DesignerStitch Willow Kimono

Simplicity Shorts, 5oo4 Knot top, Willow Kimono

McCall Skirt, Nettie top, Willow Kimono


Popular posts from this blog

Working on my shorts muslin

I'm working on my shorts muslin for the Wardrobe contest. The pattern I have selected is something that has been in my stash for a while. I never even took it out of the envelope because I was afraid of what I call 'smile wrinkles'. 

They are the wrinkles that form in the front and back crotch areas indicating there is a problem somewhere. So far, I thought my full tummy was a problem and it was not suited for a cute pattern like this, meaning I shouldn't wear cute shorts. WRONG! I have always noticed my RTW shorts ride up in the back, the side seams swing backwards giving a 'duck butt' kind of appearance. It happens to skirts as well but not to that degree. Also, my shorts inseams tend to 'walk upwards' when I move around. 
I have been working on resolving the wrinkling problem since the beginning of January. Remember, this is the Year of the Pant for me? I want well fitting pants so I've been at it pretty much any chance I get. Here I'm showi…

Itch to Stitch blog tour 2018

It's time to sew Itch to Stitch
I am participating in the blog tour again this year. This is a time to sew Itch to Stitch patterns we've been meaning to make for long! I have had my eyes on Crystal Cove Cami since it released and the Angelia Shortswere on my #makenine2018! It was absolutely the easiest decision to participate in the blog tour and pick these 2 patterns. Itch to Stitch patterns are very well drafted, have precise yet detailed instructions. Kennis Wong is well respected in the industry for putting out top notch patterns. It is an absolute pleasure to sew ITS patterns!

One of the wonderful sponsors D&H fabrics sent me this beautiful Moonstone in blue (Atelier Brunette) fabric that I absolutely love! More info on the fabric below - 

Before I go on with the construction details, I want to mention that both the Crystal Cove Cami and Angelia Shorts are on a FLASH SALE for 24 hours only! TODAY ONLY (9/20), you can get Crystal Cove Cami for $8 and and Angelia Shorts

Itch to Stitch blog tour

Itch to Stitch blog tour Day 2

Sewing community is such a vast space spanning multiple continents and what brings everyone together is their love for sewing. When someone in this community is hurting, sewists all over the world come together to make it better. Our much loved designer, Kennis Wong - owner of Itch to Stitch Designs, was robbed a couple of weeks ago leaving her with no way to run her business. This blog tour is promoting Itch to Stitch patterns to make up for some of the monetary loss so she can be back on her feet and produce top notch quality patterns again!

I picked up the Newport top in the recent sale and wanted to make a nice top for this blog tour. I'm also really feeling the velvets this time of the year. Stylish Fabrics is one of the sponsors of this tour and I picked up mauve velvet and charcoal ponte to make my outfit.

The pinky mauve color is probably my all time favorite color for nail paint but I rarely wear clothes in this color. I'm not entirely s…